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NY Gov. Signs Laws To Protect New Yorkers’ SSNs

PRIVACY LAW—U.S.

August 15, 2012

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed a series of bills aimed at protecting New Yorkers’ privacy and personal information, WKBW reports. The new laws, effective later this year, prevent inmates from having access to individuals’ Social Security numbers and limit instances where entities may request the numbers. The governor said, “New Yorkers deserve the strongest protections possible,” and the bills “will ensure that New Yorkers’ personal information is kept private.”
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